This is a video about our new strategy to end segregation of people with intellectual disabilities by 2030.
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What Soufiane says in the video:
my name is Soufiane El Amrani.
In this video, I tell you about what Inclusion Europe is doing to improve the rights and lives of people with intellectual disabilities and families.
I hope you like it, and you’ll join us in our journey to end segregation of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe.
We’ve been fighting for the rights and full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and their families for over 30 years.
A lot has been achieved to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and families.
- On access to information, and making decisions.
- On education, and jobs.
- On support in the community.
But it is far from being enough!
People with intellectual disabilities and their family members still face segregation, and discrimination.
Their rights are being denied on daily basis.
They cannot live the lives they want.
- People with intellectual disabilities, and people with complex support needs, are most likely to be institutionalised! They are also being left behind in institutions when others get support to move out into the community.
- Most students with intellectual disabilities must go to segregated schools. Many cannot go to school at all!
- Only small number of people with intellectual disabilities have proper jobs!
- People with intellectual disabilities are even prevented from voting (.pdf) in more than half of the European Union countries!
These are just some forms of segregation and discrimination people with intellectual disabilities and their families face daily.
We want to change this.
And we will.
There are good laws and tools in a lot of places, improving the lives of many.
We need them to be available everywhere, and to work for everyone.
Inclusion and access to good support cannot be a matter of luck based on where you happen to live.
Inclusion is a right, and it must be the norm in our societies.
So that everyone can benefit from it.
We do not want to live in segregated “care homes”.
We have the right to vote, and we want our voices heard.
We have the right to school where all other students go.
Our families have the right to be just that – a family.
Not full-time carers, therapists, or administrators…
At Inclusion Europe, we fight for equal rights and full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Ending segregation is a key to that.
- And that is what we’ll focus on from now on.
- By explaining why, describing how, and encouraging those responsible to do the necessary changes, we want this segregation to end by 2030!
Join us, as we intensify our work to help all people with intellectual disabilities to realise our shared ambitions:
Of living in your own place.
Making your own choices.
Being good at something.
Belonging. Our new plan to end #segregation of people with intellectual #disabilities. Join us, as we intensify our work to help all people with intellectual disabilities to realise our shared ambitions.https://t.co/YlNsivz549
— Inclusion Europe (@InclusionEurope) February 16, 2022
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Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.
This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.
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